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Nikon D5 vs Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Nikon D5

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Nikon D5

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General Info

Camera classDSLRDSLR

Sensor

Efective resolution20.8 megapixels20.2 megapixels
TypeCMOSCMOS
3-chip sensorNoNo
Size35.9 mm x 23.9 mm36 mm x 24 mm
Sensor cleaningNoYes
Processor model DIGIC 6+

Lens

Interchangeable​ lensYesYes
Lens mount Canon EOS EF
Shutter speeds1/8000-30sec-Bulb1/8000-30sec-Bulb
3DNoNo

Previewing

ViewfinderYesYes
TypeOptical TTL (Magnification: Magnification: 0.72x)Optical TTL (Coverage: Coverage: 100%, Magnification: Magnification: 0.76x)
Dioptre correctionYesYes
LiveViewYesYes
Display size3.2 in3.2 in
Display resolution2359k pixels1620k pixels
Moving displayNoNo
TouchscreenNoNo
Second displayNoNo
Built-in projectorNoNo

Focus

AF TypeContrast detectionPhase detection
AF Points15961
Custom point No
AF ModesSingle, ContinuousSingle, Continuous
AF Assist Beam No
Manual FocusNoYes

Flash

Modes Always on (Fill-in), Off
Flash features Flash exposure compensation, External flash

Video

Video captureYesYes
Maximum resolution3840x2160Other
 4096 x 2160
Maximum framerate at max, resolution30 fps59.94 fps
CodecOtherOther
Other codecH.264/MPEG-4MPEG4 AVC/H.264
SoundYesYes
Sound recording typeStereoStereo
External microphone supportYesYes (Connector: Connector: 3.5mm)
Zoom while capturing No
Simultaneous video and picture capturingNoNo
Slow motion effectNoNo

Camera Features

ISO sensitivity100-102400100-51200
Exposure modesAperture priority, Shutter Speed priority, Full manualAperture priority, Shutter Speed priority, Full manual
Exposure compensationYesYes
Auto bracketingYes 
Light meteringCenter-weighted, Spot, MatrixCenter-weighted, Spot, Matrix
Self timer2 seconds, 10 seconds, Other2 seconds, 10 seconds
Other featuresContinuous shooting (12 fps), Histogram, Remote, GPSContinuous shooting (16 fps), Histogram
White balance  
Number of available presets126
Custom white balanceYesYes
Scene modesPortrait, LandscapePortrait, Landscape, Other

Files - Resolution

Formats  
RAWYes (RAW+JPEG simultaneously saving: RAW+JPEG simultaneously saving: Yes)Yes (RAW+JPEG simultaneously saving: RAW+JPEG simultaneously saving: Yes)
Image ratio options3:23:2
Resolution settings number124
Resolution5568 x 3712 pixels with 3:2 ratio 5472 x 3648 pixels with 3:2 ratio
4176 x 2784 pixels with 3:2 ratio 4368 x 2912 pixels with 3:2 ratio
2784 x 1856 pixels with 3:2 ratio 3648 x 2432 pixels with 3:2 ratio
4640 x 3088 pixels with 3:2 ratio 2736 x 1824 pixels with 3:2 ratio
3472 x 2312 pixels with 3:2 ratio  
2320 x 1544 pixels with 3:2 ratio  
4640 x 3712 pixels 
3472 x 2784 pixels 
2320 x 1856 pixels 
3648 x 2432 pixels with 3:2 ratio  

Connectivity

USBYesYes
Type2.02.0
HDMI Yes
Wi-FiNoYes
NFCNoNo
Hot shoeYesYes
Memory card supportYes (CF)Yes (CF)

Body

Dimensions (WxHxD)6.3 in x 6.3 in x 3.7 in6.22 in x 6.6 in x 3.25 in
Weight49.6 oz53.97 oz
RuggedNoNo
Available color options Black

Power

BatteryRechargeable (proprietary)Rechargeable (proprietary)
Rechargable typeLi-ionLi-ion
Capacity2500 mAh 

US Availability

Market statusAvailable 
MSRP price $6499.95 

Links

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